Have you ever had a song stick in your head and refuse to go away? This week a friend of mine shared a song with me that has done exactly that.
The song is not fancy. It only has six words. It is a teacher training video and not a performance for the Grammy Awards. Even so, it is stuck in my mind like glue. Listen a few times and I dare you to forget it.
For a number of years I have been collecting songs to add to http://www.missionbibleclass.org My hope has always been that Bible class teachers who would like to learn new songs can watch and listen to the videos over and over until they have mastered them.
Hearing Christian songs sung in different countries often reveals some interesting variations to what I have been singing the same way for years. In these last couple of days some wonderful Christian women allowed me to video them singing songs to upload to my website. I hope other teachers in Thailand will appreciate listening to them and learning new songs to sing with children.
I thought you might enjoy listening to the Thai version of a couple of old favourites.
I’ve just spent the last couple of days uploading some new “old” songs onto www.missionbibleclass.org. I was reminded again of how songs add a lot of joy to Bible Classes and any gathering of children.
People often tell me about their favourite songs that they sang as a child in Sunday School or with their parents. I remember long ago singing Booster, Booster Be a Booster like the girls in the video above are singing. Songs stick!
I’ve been blessed by a lot of people singing songs for the website. How about having a listen to a few of them. Perhaps you can sing them with the children in your life.
Even though SPBC is a small school the student body consists of people from many parts of the world. As students cheerfully sang the same song in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalon and Thai I was reminded again and again that the love of Jesus is for every person in the world. This means every language, every culture, every socio-economic group and every age.
Children are naturally curious about people in other parts of the world so I think they will enjoy listening to “Jesus Loves Me” in various languages. How about taking your laptop or tablet along with you when you next time you teach one of the following lessons?